Navarro Discount Pharmacy recently hosted a free health fair to kick off Heart Health Awareness Month in February.


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Navarro health fair offers free screenings

February 2nd, 2011

MIAMI – Navarro Discount Pharmacy recently hosted a free health fair to kick off Heart Health Awareness Month in February.

The Miami-area drug store chain said Wednesday that for the event it teamed up with UHealth-University of Miami Health System, Dade Medical College, Hialeah Hospital and a dozen community partners.

Navarro celebrity spokesman Chef Pepin has his blood pressure checked at the health fair.

Drawing about 200 people, the health fair featured lifestyle presentations, the latest information on key medical issues, free product samples from vendors and complimentary heart health screenings. The latter included vascular screenings, body mass index (BMI) measurements, glucose and cholesterol tests, blood pressure checks and UHealth's Heart Aware risk assessments.

In addition, the 28-store drug chain said television personality, cookbook author and Navarro celebrity spokesman Chef Pepin prepared some healthy meals during the fair and discussed how to adopt a healthier approach to food as part of a healthy diet. He also gave out free recipes for healthy meals and had his own blood pressure checked.

Navarro said its health and wellness store and community events are held in tandems with vendor partners at its various store locations, usually on "Wellness Wednesdays." The events aim to promote awareness throughout the community on different disease states.

Other participating community partners and vendors included Navarro Discount Pharmacy Diabetes Club members, Dade Medical Center, Miami Children's Hospital, Abbott, Pfizer, Florida Heart Research, Nutriforce and Wrigley's Gum.

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